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Review: Night Study by Maria V. Snyder

January 25th, 2016 by Debbie's World of Books

Night Study by Maria V. Snyder

Source: Netgalley

Publication date: January 26, 2016

Publisher: MIRA

Series: Soulfinders #2

Rating: ★★★★★

About the book:

Ever since being kidnapped from the Illiais Jungle as a child, Yelena Zaltana’s has been fraught with peril. But the recent loss of her Soulfinding abilities has endangered her more than ever before. As she desperately searches for a way to reclaim her magic, her enemies are closing in, and neither Ixia nor Sitia are safe for her anymore. Especially since the growing discord between the two countries and the possibility of a war threatens everything Yelena holds dear.

Valek is determined to protect Yelena, but he’s quickly running out of options. The Commander suspects that his loyalties are divided, and he’s been keeping secrets from Valek…secrets that put him, Yelena and all their friends in terrible danger. As they uncover the various layers of the Commander’s mysterious plans, they realize it’s far more sinister that they could have ever imagined.

My review:

This book was just wow! I stayed up til 3am to finish reading it because it was just that darn good! If you haven’t read any books from Maria V. Snyder I would highly suggest starting with her Study series. It’s absolutely amazing and I love her Glass and Healer series as well.

She just has this style of writing that draws you in and doesn’t let you go until the very last word. Yelena and Valek are the perfect hero and heroine. Both are strong, smart and complex characters and I love seeing them together. What makes this books rise above many others is that it’s not just the main characters I fell for. The supporting characters in Leif, Yelena’s brother, Ari, Janco and even Yelena’s niece are all funny, snarky and just a joy to read. Even the villains are way more complex than you would expect and then there are the characters that you aren’t sure what to make of but you can’t wait to figure them out.

There’s a lot going on with the storyline here that I don’t want to spoil if you haven’t read the previous books in the series but let’s just say it’s perfection. There were a couple surprises and new characters introduced that I can’t wait to see more of in future books.

All I can say in closing is if you haven’t read Maria V. Snyder yet you need to pick one up ASAP. Snyder will blow you away with her story weaving skills, fabulous cast of characters and Valek will make you swoon!

Find it online:

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And don’t miss the first Soulfinders book, Shadow Study.

Shadow Study by Maria V. Snyder

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